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  1. When branding Hong Kong we should not lose what makes us unique

    Posted Oct 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Brand Hong Kong was launched in 2001, the then chief secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the flying dragon motif would help establish Hong Kong as Asia's premier city. ... as the core values of Hong Kong. How many Hong Kong people know about them and their importance? The city achieved its success not because of what it had said, but what it had done. It is a good thing ...

  2. W Hong Kong- Unique and surprising dining

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon Fire 3717 2848, Kitchen 3717 2222 Hong Kong's brand new W hotel has gone to great lengths to surprise guests, not least in their two dining outlets. As you walk into Kitchen (above), W's version of the standard hotel all-day dining venue, you may notice that what look like traditional paintings on the entrance wall ...

  3. We must not lose sight of Hong Kong's unique cultural heritage

    Posted Feb 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on what was happening. In any battle for heritage preservation, public support is vital. Cultural heritage is a city's most valuable asset. It is what makes Hong Kong unique. The SAR ... In recent years there has been public discontent over our threatened cultural heritage. In cramped Hong Kong, historic sites are often sacrificed because of rapid economic development. ...

  4. Regina Ip placed to play a unique role

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Never mind the setback she suffered in her electoral debut in the Hong Kong Island by-election last year. Her second attempt resulted in a convincing victory. The four-member list she headed finished second with 61,073 votes, slightly higher than the team led by Tsang Yok-sing of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. A Civic Party list including ...

  5. Don't destroy unique qualities that make SoHo so special

    Posted Oct 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The H19 proposal, the Staunton Street/Wing Lee Street Urban Renewal Authority project, will destroy what is uniquely Hong Kong. The vibrant neighbourhoods may soon be replaced by just ... of Hollywood Road between Central and Mid-Levels were designated a historic area, this would increase awareness of Hong Kong's uniqueness, boost tourism and raise tax revenue. Imagine a Hong Kong ...

  6. Government is destroying the things that make HK unique

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government seems determined to destroy what is 'uniquely Hong Kong' and replace it with high-rise buildings which can be seen anywhere in the world. This is crazy. In addition, ... as the 'real Hong Kong'- the narrow streets, low-rise buildings, street stalls and colourful 'village' life- the very things the government tells us must go. There is no doubt ...

  7. A unique position that comes with high standing

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jolene Otremba

    ... in 1985, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre is looking for a secretary-general. Far from being a standard secretarial post, this extremely high-level role involved international exposure and the propagation of Hong Kong's services, said Christopher To Wing, outgoing secretary-general. Functions range from managing the eight-strong team's day-to-day operations ...

  8. Marimba maestro to bring unique sounds

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the unique sounds of the marimba to Hong Kong next month. The 25-year-old musician discovered the instrument by accident. He began learning how to play the drums the moment his feet could touch the pedals. And years later when his friend went for a violin audition at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Cheung tagged along and inadvertently landed an audition for the percussion ...

  9. Unique combinations

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Katie Lau

    ... Katie Lau There tend to be more Chinese names that are unique because of the typical three-character combination, but some Chinese surnames, such as Chan, Lee and Wong, and given names are more common than others. When mainland actress Fan Bing-bing and Chen Hong, wife of mainland director Chen Kaige were revealed as committee members of Chinese People's Political ...

  10. URA's plans will ruin historic and unique part of Central

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... neighbourhood. The now almost-vacant Bridges Street market is the site where Dr Sun Yat-sen lived as a student in Hong Kong. Behind the market is one of Hong Kong's last remaining terraces of old ...




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